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I agree, the single seat looks better.  I did the same with my Chief Vintage, was great until I rode to Darwin from Alice (& return), I found the seat didn't give me the back support & ended up a tad sore (read lots, mind you, I broke my back a number of years ago, it gives me stick anyway).  I ended up putting the stock pillion seat back on & no problems after that (did the same trip a few times).  Keep in mind, the Vintage is 2015 model, the seats may be better with the 2019.  Regardless, nice looking beastie you are having there Jethro, hope it does justice to your mods! ðŸ‘
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OzOldie wrote:
How're those bars feeling - I was wondering on the "reduced reach" (which I doubt I'll need, long arms) or normal, or what you have - those seem like a nice horizontal lower arm position.


I have the same bars. They're the Indian 4 inch mid rise. I'm 6'2". They're perfect for me. Eliminated lower back pain and super comfy and relaxed riding position... Best mod I've done so far. 

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OzOldie
CHF10 wrote:


I have the same bars. They're the Indian 4 inch mid rise. I'm 6'2". They're perfect for me. Eliminated lower back pain and super comfy and relaxed riding position... Best mod I've done so far. 

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I'll definitely have to look at them then, I'm 6 ' 3", basically the same size as you (what's your inside leg? Me = about 31" for jeans (not "nuts to the floor" but jeans leg length). I ask 'cos that seating position looks pretty comfy too, just the right amount of leg stretch to reach).

Yes. looks comfy there, thanks for that (yeah, thanks... now i got more to look at, haha!) (kidding)

Geez, these Indians are bloody beautiful bikes to look at. They just have that.... something.

Do you find yourself getting off, walking away and just glancing back and thinking "shit, she's gorgeous"??  I would.
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Jethro
I'm 6ft and love the riding position of the new bars....
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Jethro
OzOldie wrote:
That's nice.  A few questions, if I may?

How're those bars feeling - I was wondering on the "reduced reach" (which I doubt I'll need, long arms) or normal, or what you have - those seem like a nice horizontal lower arm position.

That stock tank logo is shite, truly... cheap-arse bastards...  was it difficult to remove?  I'd take it off mine (when I get one, if I get the chieftain over the RM, still deciding) and get a proper headdress painted on (or an Iris flower in memory of my wife) (or both, more likely)

Personal preference would not have me buy an all-blacked-out cycle - it's hard enough to be seen without becoming the same colour as the road.
But that's my choice, this is yours and I respect that - and she looks beautiful.

(edited for the damn typos)


I'm 6ft and the bars are so much better riding position than the standard bars.... Yeah removed the tank decal , wasn't that hard, fishing line and break cleaner as a lube .... Saving up for air brushing in the new year.
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OzOldie
Jethro wrote:


I'm 6ft and the bars are so much better riding position than the standard bars.... Yeah removed the tank decal , wasn't that hard, fishing line and break cleaner as a lube .... Saving up for air brushing in the new year.


Ha!  So it IS only held on with one of those double sided sticky pad things (or similar)... talk about penny-pinchers.

 Yah, I'd do the same.  I had a quote from Perth guy to put 2 x 12" full colour paintwork on fenders, $800 total... price seem good.
It'd be something similar for the tank painting.

Good to hear a second opinion on the bars - definitely will have a look at them when it comes to "buy that gorgeous girl" time (sorta stuck at the  moment but that's cool, it gives the '19 riders time to find flaws and for stock to arrive and prices to settle down a bit)
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Fransvdm
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bech
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